Author: Ray Yurkowski

Markhaven Home for Seniors fashion fundraiser

This fall, a vital local facility – Markhaven Home for Seniors – is presenting their premier fundraising event, ‘Colours of Autumn.’ “This inaugural Markhaven event will focus exclusively on raising funds to help provide an enriching environment for our residents,” said Markhaven Foundation director Laurie McClelland. Proceeds will help upgrade the Alzheimer’s Unit, revitalize resident sunrooms and purchase new hi/lo beds that provide greater safety and ease of use. Affectionately called the “little home with big heart,” Markhaven has been providing care for seniors and those requiring long-term assistance since 1960. ‘Colours of Autumn’ will feature lunch, prizes, a...

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Unionville Terry Fox Run

On September 17, Canadians across the country be gearing up to celebrate the legacy of one of our most iconic heroes – Terry Fox. This year marks the 37th since the first Terry Fox Run, and the tradition remains strong. Terry Fox ran the equivalent of a marathon (an average of 42 kilometres (26 miles)) every day for 143 days straight, to raise awareness for the need to fund research. When his own cancer spread, he was forced to stop running on September 1, 1980. Now the Terry Fox Foundation needs you: as a volunteer, participant or donor. The local...

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Local teen becomes a youth ambassador

This summer, Markville Secondary School Grade 12 student Mabel Yang was one of a group of 16 students from across Canada who were selected for the Youth Ambassadors Program. The three-week exchange is designed for a highly-interactive experience while visiting the United States through a range of workshops, meetings, site visits and home stays with American families. Program themes covering topics such as civic education, community service, youth leadership and social inclusion were used to build a variety of leadership skills. And it doesn’t end once the young ambassadors return home. They are expected to work on a follow-up...

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